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The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover and the Institute for Gravitational Physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover will participate in the Zukunftstag (Future Day) 2018 on 26th April. Information about the event and application are provided under “more”.

Zukunftstag 2018 in Hannover

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover and the Institute for Gravitational Physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover will participate in the Zukunftstag (Future Day) 2018 on 26th April. Information about the event and application are provided under “more”. [more]
Visit the gravitational-wave detector near Sarstedt

Open Day at GEO600 on 17th June 2018

March 28, 2018

Visit the gravitational-wave detector near Sarstedt [more]
Holen Sie die Gravitationswellen in den Unterricht Ihrer Schule in und um Hannover!

Einstein macht Schule

Holen Sie die Gravitationswellen in den Unterricht Ihrer Schule in und um Hannover! [more]

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AEI Hannover

The Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover

In Hannover, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) cooperates closely with the Institute for Gravitational Physics of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Both play a decisive role in the development of gravitational wave astronomy. Construction, operation and further development of the gravitational wave detector GEO600 in strong collaboration with the global network of the other large gravitational-wave detectors are some of the institutes' fields of work. The AEI also plays a leading role in the preparation of the satellite missions LISA Pathfinder, LISA, and GRACE Follow-on. All these require research in laser physics, quantum optics, control systems and gravitational physics.

In order to analyze the data from the worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors, effective mathematical methods have to be developed and a large computer cluster (ATLAS) is in operation. Similar methods are also developed and implement to search for weak signals from other astrophysical sources. The distributed computing project Einstein@Home involves the public in the search for pulsars and gravitational waves.

The Albert Einstein Institute aims to educate a new generation of young researchers in all these fields.

Research Divisions

Karsten Danzmann and his division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focus on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space.

Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Karsten Danzmann and his division Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy focus on the development of gravitational wave detectors on Earth as well as in Space.

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Research in Bruce Allen's division Observational Relativity and Cosmology is focused on the direct observational consequences of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, particularly as it relates to astrophysics and cosmology.

Observational Relativity and Cosmology

Research in Bruce Allen's division Observational Relativity and Cosmology is focused on the direct observational consequences of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, particularly as it relates to astrophysics and cosmology.

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Independent research groups (Hannover)

AEI Hannover hosts two independent research groups working on continuous gravitational waves and on binary merger observations and numerical relativity. [more]

Max Planck Partner Groups

The work of the Albert Einstein Institute is especially collaborative. We have close links with universities and research institutes in many countries and we have four Max Planck Partner Groups which are led by former AEI postdocs. [more]
 
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